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Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm EST
nevada o governor's state of tfhe statea. address from the capitol in carson city governor sandoval was the first hispanic governor in 2010. he's up for re-election next year. we're going to the state house now. [applause] [applause] >> please be seated. governor sandoval, we welcome wl you to the chambers, and we look forward to your message. thank you. he thank c you.hed membs of t madam speaker, mr. president, distinguished members of the legislature, honorable justices of the nevada supreme court, constitutional officers, senator myellow honored guests, my fellow nevadans, for nearly 150 years, governors before me havey stood in front of this body ande delivered their state of thedre the persal deliv the personal delivery of a alni biannual message has become onee of ourd most honored tradition. i'm proud to be here tonight to continue this tradition along with my wife, the first lady, kathleen, and my three children, marissa, t madeleine, and james. thank you for your love and support. [applause] i want to take a moment and pause and remember two i had extraordinary nevadans,
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
. the president pro tempore: the senator from illinois. mr. durbin: mr. president, the state of nevada was admitted to the union in 1864. since 1864 there have been 25 senators in its 148-year history. today harry mason reid becomes the longest-serving member of congress in the history of the state of nevada. senator reid was elected to the u.s. house of representatives the same year that i was elected, in 1982, and became a member of the house in 1983. he became a member of the united states senate in 1987. he has served with great distinction in both houses of congress, serving his state of nevada. and today is the highest-ranking democrat in the united states senate serving as its majority leader. i would dare say, mr. president, that you and i will probably not really know anything about the town of searchlight, nevada, were it not for harry reid. harry reid has told us so many stories of his youth and his background in that tiny town and what brought him to this station in life today. i almost feel if there were a town or high school reunion i could attend it with harry and look a
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm EST
, dist inguished members of the legislature, honorable justices of the nevada supreme court, a constitutional officers, a senator heller and honored guests and my fellow nevada is. for nearly 150 ears governors before me have stood in front of this body and deliver the state of the state address. the personal delivery of biennial messages they honored tradition. i am proud to be here tonight to continue this tradition along with my wife, the first lady, kathleen, and my three children. thank you for your love and support. [applause] i want to take a moment and pause to remember to extraordinary nevadans both i had the honor to serve west first, a gene to and tired -- devoted her entire life as a mother, a schoolteacher and state legislator. her son is with us tonight to. tick, nevada will not soon forget your mother or her service. [applause] and our friend senator -- who's served with honor and distinction for over four decades. his legacy is a stirring reminder for those in public service, there are no barriers to what can be accomplished if we summon the will to work toge
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 4:00pm EST
in nevada? what did their father do there? why did they move to california? what were his parents like, her mother's parents like? >> okay. now we're getting into a tricky area. so her father was the son of irish immigrants, and he had traveled around as an itinerant -- he had done a lot of different things. he had been on a merchant ship. he would kind of talk to her about his adventures. he had been a miner. her mother was a first generation german immigrant, and her mother had been married before. her mother was, um, her mother came over as a child with an aunt, ended up staying and eventually married a man named bender. they moved up to -- what dakota did we decide it was? i think it was north dakota. moved up to north dakota, and he was killed in a flood up there. now, actually, i tried very hard to find information about the flood that killed him. i called the archives, i called the -- i spoke to the around conservativist and really could not find a tremendous amount of information about her mother's first husband. from that marriage she did have two children, all right? and she, then
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
of north dakota. mr. heller of nevada. ms. hirono of hawaii. mr. kaine of virginia. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? the group: i do. the vice president: congratulations, senators. [applause] the vice president: the clerk will call the names of the next group. the clerk: mr. king of maine. ms. klobuchar of minnesota. mr. manchin of west virginia. mrs. mccaskill of missouri. the vice president: please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservat
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00am EST
no objection, without objection, so ordered. the senator in -- from nevada. mr. reid: very quickly, we have worked really hard this week. we had to be here, we senators, are happy to be here, but there are four individuals who didn't have to work this week but they volunteered to do so. they are the four pages who kept this place operating with helping the floor staff and us. they could be home with their families and friends enjoying the holiday. instead, they are here with us. we have 18-year-old jared nakura of arlington. he gave up his winter break to be here. 23-year-old priscilla pelly of washington, d.c. she is a staff assistant in my office. 22-year-old erin shields of tacoma, maryland. and 16-year-old winden liu of hawaii, the only remaining current page who skipped her vacation to help here. i want the record to reflect our deep appreciation to them and wish them the very best in their future endeavors. mr. president, working throughout the night and throughout the day, we have reached an agreement with senator mcconnell to avert tax increases on middle-class americans. i have sai
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 11:00pm EST
. [laughter] >> host: restart the book with a scene from 1968. after flying to reno nevada to decade quick divorce. it was not easy. she came back and drove her car directly into the middle of a riot in washington d.c. right after margin mr. king was assassinated and the city exploded. 1968 was a time of major turmoil and a huge time of change j niort life. you got a divorce after a long marriage and a time when the women's movement was beginning to get under way in the united states. but not bothered by the women's movement? it was something else. >> guest: no. in to be very inspired of the pioneer women who settled this country and to know my ancestors it was very insulated. coming to the country reading about the of pioneers we found that very inspiring and there was a wonderful greek admiral. but i love the stories of the pioneers in statement much more in my life they did not think much of that. >> host: your marriage to richard helms 1968 was one of the most productive times in your life. you have the opportunity to have a life of your own. the children were grown in doing well in sc
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 11:15am EST
of california, and majority leader senator reid from nevada. both won reelection in 2010. over a year later, in marc march 2011, brightsource still have no loan. brightsource ceo said in an e-mail to jonathan silver, who was an executive director of the energy department's loan guarantee program. he was responsible for making sure that these are loans went through. woolard wanted silver to draft, to review a draft e-mail that john bryson, is chairman of the board of brightsource energy, was planning to send to william daley, who was then chief of staff to president obama at the white house. quote, and this is from e-mail, either e-mail or call when you can with suggestions, woolard wrote. the e-mail stated quote, the white house needs to focus on finalizing the loan guarantee for will be the largest solar thermal project in the world. brightsource energies project was conditionally approved more than a year ago and is in the final stages of being completed. we need a commitment from the white house regarding that loan closure. at a house energy and commerce subcommittee meeting last may, ch
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 7:00pm EST
doing the column, nevada ski and i had lunch and i said, what were you thinking of paying for each column? and he said some pain in the high two figures. [laughter] die two figures? said we've been paying about $65. that sounds at the middle two figures to me. i turned over to my high-powered literary agent and i said play hard. he got them up to 100. i said how much we think and it he set a date for you to do one of these homes every week for the nation. and for those of you unfamiliar with the nation, i was on a book tour once that the collection of nation columns and reporter in boston said how would you describe the nation for our readers unfamiliar with it? and i said can go. [laughter] 's he said sure you have more to say about it than not. i said yes, it's a pinko magazine printed on very cheap paper. [laughter] if you make a xerox copy of your article, the xerox copy is a lot better than the article. [laughter] a few weeks after i started doing the column, the basket came to me and said what about these quotes? by several quotes are these? he said to john foster dulles real
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST
to places like montana, nevada, north dakota, south dakota, alaska, you know, the eastern parts of washington and places where we didn't know that democrats were really strong. and one of the things i i learned and was, i was able to do as an asian-american was to find that we had pockets of asian-americans all through this country. and because of that, because of the -- you allowed me to do this that we were able to on op -- on top of all that bring into the fold asian-american democrats who in 1966 participated at 32%. and under obama all time that we worked together, obama had asian-american population at over 73% voting democratic. prison -- [applause] the dnc was a great part of that, and you allow me to be here and put my face on this podium and share in this opportunity in this country to tell our diaspora that we, too, are part of this process. being able to work with somebody like keith and the great leadership of belle. she has talkin' the committee to places that -- she has taken the committee to places that we've never been before. [applause] so all these nine years
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
: the chair recognizes the senator from nevada. mr. reid: following leader remarks the senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30. during that period of time senators will be permitted to speak up to ten minutes each. at 4:30 the senate will begin consideration of the hurricane sandy emergency supplemental. at 5:30 there will be at least two roll call votes. the first vote is expected to be in relation to the lee amendment to h.r. 152 and the second vote will be passage of h.r. 152. mr. president, there are seven bills at the desk due for a second readings. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the titles of the bills. the clerk: s. 47, a bill to reauthorize the violence against women act of 1994. h.r. 152, an act making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2013, and so forth and for other purposes. s. 81, a bill to provide guidance and priorities for federal government obligations in the event that the debt limit is reached. s. 82, a bill to provide that any executive action infringing on the second amendment has no force
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
in nevada dialing up a fellow, and i was not sure i would pronounce his name right, and who am i, a white guy from wyoming, trying to convince this fellow to vote for romney, when obama had people in their neighborhood having dinners and barbecues telling him for the last four years for president obama to keep offices open and with paid people, paid staff for the last four years was brilliant. the republicans have an idea, wow, jeez, and election coming up. how much do you hear on the airways of promoting senators? nothing. it's once said democrats that it's a blood sport, and for republicans it's a hobby. that's why the democrats run the government and the republicans run the museums. [laughter] >> michael? >> rick santorum in the primaries and after the election criticized romney for not even a governing vision, and also for maybe not being somebody who could understand the common person. that was his pitch in the primary and criticism of romney after romney lost. i'm wondering what your perspective is on the republican party's vision in the republican party's image and for of a pr prob
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
to put them in a repository, later they settle on yucca mountain, nevada. now that's been revoked, and so who knows? but that book edited with the assertion that in all likelihood fuel rods won't remain where they are now, at storage pools at every power plant in the country. that's exactly where they are. this industry had a death wish. and, you know, some people who read that book, you know, i don't know, kind of decided that we were anti-nuclear. that was not the case at all. but just deal with the problems that are within the industry and that are solvable. deal with them instead of pretending. nothing has changed. nothing has changed. >> guest: some people ask us about do you feel bad about whatever you've brought to light, nothing is acted on, and we always have a simple answer for that. of these things take time the more complicated they are, but the nuclear waste issue is a very interesting one in that context pause when we wrote that -- because when we wrote that book and talked about the low-level waste -- and as far as we know there isn't any more tabulation on that, but i coul
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
for congressional leadership will be to pass a comprehensive bill. as senator from nevada who witnessed firsthand the difficulties our broken immigration system presents for immigrants and their families it is important to me personally that we resolve this issue. i will do everything in my power to get a bill across the finish line. nothing short of bipartisan success is acceptable to me. president obama has already taken commendable executive action to stem deportation of upstanding young men and women brought to this country by their parents. i commend him for making immigration reform a top priority. president obama will place to the nation his own ideas during a visit to las vegas tomorrow. with bipartisan support billing in both houses of congress and a president who is eager to solve this issue, there is no reason we should not pass comprehensive immigration reform immediately. it will be good for our economy and good for families. successful immigration reform cannot be piecemeal and it must include a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented individuals in our country. legislation
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
to do some in nevada. yes, sir. >> regarding religious liberty faith issues, economically and otherwise who believe that our religious, state religious liberty and life come from jesus, not men. >> i'm sorry, i didn't get the question. >> i'll rephrase that. basically the christian church in our nation are concerned about the moral decline in our nation and how faith and religious liberty issues in life are crucial, from declaration of independence, and how they would believe that our rights come from jesus, not men. how would the administration respond to that? >> i'm not sure i have an administration response. the president as a man of faith believes very deeply in the importance that it plays in his life and understands clearly the importance of place in the lives of so many millions of americans. yes, major. >> is the gdp report good news or bad news? >> i don't think anytime you see a reduction in economic growth that it's goodness, but i think we need to understand what lies underneath the come in particular in defense spending, which is consistent with what we know has been going
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable harry reid, a senator from the state of nevada, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: patrick j. leahy, president pro tempore. the presiding officer: the senator from kentucky. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, the majority leader has suggested that i go ahead, and, therefore, i will. yesterday we learned that our economy contracted for the first time in more than three years. this news comes of course after president obama spent an entire election promising americans that a return to robust economic growth was right around the corner and a little more than a week after the president said in his inaugural address that economic recovery had begun. i'm not so sure the people of kentucky would agree with that assessment, given that the unemployment rate there is still above 5% -- excuse me, above 8%. but this isn't the first or the second time this white house has oversold the recovery. it's not even the third or fourth time. a lot of us remember the summer of recovery. a lot of us also remember when the vice president promised tha
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
. there are times when parents are torn apart, children, this broken system also strains our economy, nevada and around the country. people who should be paying taxes are living in the shadows. we need to make them fully contributing members of our society. our economy has denied that contributions of innovations of people who simply want to work and work hard. this issue has lingered unresolved for far, far too long it is time to get it done, mo vaughn. fixing are broken immigration system, no one disagrees with that statement, urgent, and i fully support the efforts of this bipartisan group of senators seeking to solve this issue. people are always looking for bipartisan acts. take a look at this. this is exemplary work, and i commend each of them. fixing and innovation system is an urgent priority. our nation is a common-sense solution and a tough and smart path to citizenship for the estimated 10 million individuals in our country who are undocumented and a plan that secures our borders. i have been advocating these principles for years and employees that the bipartisan framework meet se
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 9:00am EST
have identified vast resources that can be produced in an economic way. -- ohio, nevada and the list goes on. the governor's have already moved to regulated the t.j. we welcome robust, appropriate regulation. we discourage duplicate regulations can create conflict and disincentive to produce the nation's energy. when it comes to hydraulic. we have opportunities going on in 11 states to continue to educate around the breakthrough technology and part of the game-changing opportunity. we say technologies plural, we don't refine and develop not only those technologies but many others. >> thanks for doing this, jack. [inaudible] >> good to see you again. >> you mentioned keystone pipeline. i wonder if you have an assessment whether or not president obama will approve or reject the pipeline. if he does reject it what would the political consequences be? >> we are hopeful he will approve it. we're encouraged what we're learning from the white house the latest report coming out of the nebraska. the governor has to make a final decision there and advance it to the department of state. we're h
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 9:00am EST
this this was in nevada and senator harry reid is a powerful figure in the united states congress but they're actually wertheim not mistaken some scientific studies that raised questions about that. we took the position in "forevermore: nuclear waste in america" should put any of this in the ground, any of the high-level stuff because it is supposedly safe but things can happen. tectonic movement over time, best to keep it above ground one way or another where you can see what is going on and control it. we want to bury this stuff so we don't have to think about it but that is not the thing to do because it raises all kinds of concerns down the line in years and beyond that we don't know what is going to happen. keep it in sight. it is a better way to deal with it. >> host: ron e-mails in during the recent recession and housing crash the only area where housing prices went up rather than down within counties surrounding washington d.c. where so-called public servantss were prospering for routes the recession and was putting millions out of their home. isn't government the only growth industry in the u
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
of nevada governor, brian sandoval. >> okay, thank you very much. thank you to the press club for hosting us today. to warn you, this'll be a bit of a dance as they try to read through this chronologically. as you can imagine, a lot of different players are involved in the events taking place over the next few days. i name is brent colburn -- that's brent colburn. i am committed keeshan's director for the macro committee and we are involved in this weekend doing a lot of the public events that follow aside the official swearing-in, which mac can talk to. in fact, as they think about this, it may make sense to do this not chronologically into different sections and in fact mac, if you want to walk through the chase oxide and in oxide amendment gtf site if that's okay with folks. the three main groups that put this together is the pic and we represent the president and vice presidents equities were caused by a governmental organization set up or refer you to represent the president and the presidency is. we work with the gtf on the parade, the niagara falls, which we'll talk about later anothe
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
? massachusetts, california, oregon, nevada, maine. the question is no longer if they legalized. the question is not ask him about mine. it's compelling evidence to suggest of the legalized in short order so experimentation of multiple experience, much harder to turn around and think about how to handle it. both versions of those files look like and how did they influence the federal response is now. don't think about how advocacy groups responsible for dropping these initiatives, don't think they don't pay attention. the federal government is going to have a much harder time for teen legalization in colorado than in washington. why? because the colorado initiative is much easier to crack down on legalization with a strong regulation. so the easiest way to the glass marijuana if you want to get the federal government off your back is to simply repeal marijuana laws and its own regulations in place. it's a perverse situation. they really perverse situation. a federal response could stimulate more versions of marijuana legalization with even fewer protections for the first of people we care abo
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
in it. i'm not suggesting it now. don't get nervous. california, florida, and nevada passed legislation on antonymous vehicles. they're ahead of us and aren't we the automotive capital of the world? i think we should be stepping it up here and make sure we're on the forefront of advancing in vehicle and fund. i encourage that legislation. [applause] now i'm going talk about something that talking about schools and kids, but i have -- you can put it under jobs or people. the point of getting great education is having a great career and being successful. to give you one illustration there. one of the things we have we have a situation we're not getting enough performance out of our educational system. only 17% of our kids are college ready. that's absolutely unacceptable. over 60% of our kids have to take a remedial class when they go community college. that's absolutely unaccept public. and the toughest places we have schools that are persistently failing schools. about two years ago we came up with a innovative format to cancel with the failing schools that can be a forum. a place to ta
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
vehicles, google and other companies now are suggesting that california florida and nevada have are to pass legislation on autonomous vehicles. they are ahead of us. we are the automotive capital of the world. we should be stepping up and making sure that we are on the forefront and i encourage that legislation. [applause] i'm now going to talk about something about schools and kids. you can put it under jobs or people. the point is having a great career and being successful. to give you an illustration there, one of the things we have is the other situation where we are not getting enough performance out of our educational system. only 20% of kids are college ready and that is unacceptable. over 60% of our kids have to take a remedial class when they go to community college and that is absolutely unacceptable. the toughest that we have is to simply failing schools. about two years ago we came up with the concept of saying, why don't we come up with a innovative format to deal with failing schools that can be a forum and a place to talk about innovation and education and show student growth
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
," congressman steve, freshman democrat from nevada to discuss the priorities and issues before the 113th congress. including spending, immigration, and gun control. he's followed by congressman liter i are. republican from nebraska. he'll be here to talk about the decision by the state governor approve the rerouting of the keystone pipeline through the state and the potential economic impact. [inaudible] it's hard to realize now twenty five years if -- in a way after the stalin years and the crew and automatic the sort of thing. soviets were very foreign to us, you know. after some of the things that happened, why we thought they were pretty aggressive people and i won't simon steers, but they probably thought we were monsters. so we very quickly broke through that because when you deal with people that are in the same line of work as you are, why and, and you're around them far short time, why you discover that human beings . >> this weekend on american history tv. oral histories, poll low nasa restaurant on the 1980 meeting of astronauts in space. on sunday c-span3. >>> a group of cons
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
, nevada and north dakota. states where republican governors are leading the effort to expand medicaid. let me make that point abundantly clear. if we fail to act, montana taxpayer dollars will be used to provide health care to citizens thousands of miles away while i rates will continue to go up year after year. it's time we set politics aside on this issue. politics won't treat diabetes. extremism doesn't create jobs. intransigence will provide health care for those who can't afford it. [cheers and applause] .. for the program in over two decades. for that and other reasons, tonight i ask each and every member of this legislation to take the longer view. lead the way by focusing on health and welfare of our neighbors. let work together to put montana begans first and use their hard-earned cash dollars wisely. [applause] it it's that same year -- that will help montana to lead america to energy independence. with responsible dwo. our poll, with oil and gas, hydropower, biofuel, the geothermal capacity. we are creating jobs and strength. ing our rural economies. for some communities in east
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm EST
medicaid program, our tax dollars will be used to help patients in states like arizona, nevada and north dakota, states have republican governors are leading the effort to expand medicaid. let me make that point abundantly clear. if we fail to act, montana taxpayer dollars will be used to provide health care to citizens thousands of miles away while they rates look to you to go up year after year. it's time we set politics aside on this issue. politics won't treat diabetes. extremism doesn't create jobs and intransigence will provide health care for those who can't afford it. [applause] [cheers and applause] under access help montana it's also doing other things. i also propose 25% the number of seats in the winter program which allow montana students to attend medical school with other students in the northwest. the programs been extremely successful in encouraging our montanans to come back to our cities and towns and rural communities and open up the practice. there hasn't been an increase in the number of slot for the program in over two decades. for that and other reasons, tonight i
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
these guns from nevada because california system doesn't work as long as it's not a national system as long as someone who wants to get a gun can go somewhere else it has a whole so i think we have to be clear about that. to you, mr. chipman, thank you for the testimony. it was very powerful. as an atf special agent for how many years? >> 24. >> 24 years, with a little experience what is the track record when it comes to prosecuting federal firearms licensees who are caught in violating the anti-gun trafficking law? >> they are very difficult to enforce. it is a standard of willfulness as i and a stand the lawyers tell me that it's more difficult than the standard of knowing. i didn't go to law school but it seems to be very problematic when you bring something to court and that's why you have to do undercover investigations, they're time-consuming and they are quite difficult. it's also true that the inventory that i talked about that the dealers are not required to do a lot of time should the problem of employee theft. in my experience at least 50% of the dealers for having criminal probl
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 8:30am EST
and organize. i was on a phone bank in reno, nevada, dialing up a phone, and i wasn't quite sure i was going to pronounce the name right. and suddenly it dawns on me, who am i, a white guy from wyoming trying to convince this fellow to vote for romney when obama has had people in his neighborhood having dinners and barbecues and telling them the last four years. for president obama to keep his offices open with paid people, paid staff for the last four years was brilliant. the republicans had in this idea, wow, we've got an election coming up, you know, how much do you hear right now on the airways about promoting senators? nothing. so it's once been said that the democrats, this is a blood sport. for republicans it's a hobby. and that's why the democrats run the government and the e -- and republicans run the museums. [laughter] >> michael? >> rick santorum during the primaries and also after the election was criticizing mitt romney for not having a vision, sort of a governing vision and also for maybe not being somebody who could understand the common person. that was sort of his pitch dur
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
and it will not be easy. in a few hours the president will give a speech in nevada. and early press accounts concern me. i don't want to turn this into a partisan thing but let me just say this. if this endeavor becomes a bidding war to see who can come up with the easiest, quickest and cheapest pathway to green card possible, this thing is not going to go well, folks. we have now a very commonsense and reasonable set of principles, and i hope what the president will say today is that he hopes that process succeeds. but if his intentions are to trigger a bidding war to see who can come up with the easiest process, this is not a good start. but let's give him the benefit of the doubt. i hope my colleagues will do the same. i am deeply committed to the rule of law and to having an immigration system that works. i hope we can work together to accomplish that. i yield the floor. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: sproeup. the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: madam president, i ask unanimous consent at 2:15 today the senate proc
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm EST
. we continue the live state of the state address coverage as we bring the speech from the nevada's governor as he lays out the priorities for 2013. >> he had been talking about this dream that he had. he talked about it for years. the american dream, then it become his dream, and he had been in detroit just a few months before and talked about, you know, i have a dream and america will someday realize the principles of the decoration of independence. so i think he was just inspired by that moment. >> sunday on after words. he recalls the journey of the civil rights activist. participating in the 1963 march on washington. it's part of three days of booktv this weekend. monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration, president obama, and martin luther king, jr. >> the greatest honor history can bestow is the tight of peacemaker. this honor now beckons america. the chance to help lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil and on to that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since of dawn of civilization. >> we must embark on a new program on the scientific ad
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
, california, oregon, nevada, maine. the question is no longer when these states will -- if they'll legalize, it's not a question of if they'll legalize, it's when. and there's compelling evidence to suggest it will be in fairly short order. multiple experiments, much harder to turn the boat around. we have to think about how to handle that. what do versions of those laws look like, and how are they influenced by how the federal response looks now? don't think the well-heeled efficacy groups that are very much responsible for drafting these ballot initiatives, don't think they respect paying attention. -- they aren't paying attention. they'll note that the federal government's going to have a much harder time thwarting legalization in colorado than in washington. why? because the colorado initiative is -- [inaudible] it's much easier to crack down on legalization when a strong regulation plays. so the easiest way to legalize marijuana if you want to get the federal government off your back is simply repeal your marijuana laws and have no regulations in place. that's a perverse situation, a r
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